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Wanderer Session India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
169 Ratings
Wanderer Session India Pale AleWanderer Session India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kzoobrew on 04-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,829
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
169
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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5
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 61
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2.99/5  rDev -21.1%

Bottle from the shelves of Tipples. A little surprised this was still in the fridge, as it has a bottling date of 12/3/13 and I grabbed it today (8/16/14). Oh well. Pours murky copper orange color with a very small ring of white head. Aroma is straight malts and some stale hops, bready and caramelly. Flavor is watered down bready malts, light bitter, sticky and sweet. Light to medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Meh. Need to try it fresh.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The concept of the sessionable IPA is a touch odd as the definition of an IPA has far more malt backbone. That's exactly what this was missing as it has a decent amount of piney, resiny lupilin flavor but the malt backbone seems completely absent. At 4 pct ABV that seems to be the case as there's simply not enough malt to balance. If you like an easy drinkability with a strong hop bitterness than this is your session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orangish apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy sudsy beige head that slowly reduces to a large thick patch that almost resembles sea scum and a mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer as well as a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit and caramel malts with a moderate amount of sweetness with a light to moderate aroma of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit zest hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts with some hints of caramel. There is a slightly stronger flavor of hops - citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit zest that contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a slightly thin/watery mid-body and light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, definitely a nice example of a session summer IPA. I could easily have a couple of these on a warm summer night. Nice citrus flavors and not as sweet as the smell might hint at.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/31/13.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy dark tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities all around even though this beer is now over 5 months old at this point.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Wanderer Session India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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